Episode 113: #DestinyThief

...in which Jess and KJ chat with Pulitzer Prize winner Richard Russo in a bustling bookstore about writerly life, inspiration and the work.

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NY Times Well

The Gift of Failure: How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed, Jess Lahey

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#AmWriting with Jess and KJ

The Atlantic

Vermont Public Radio

Grown and Flown

KJ's How to Be a Happier Parent (even when I'm not)



Richard Russo

Empire Falls, Richard Russo

Nobody's Fool, Richard Russo

The Destiny Thief: Essays on Writing, Writers and Life, Richard Russo

Print: A Bookstore

Straight Man, Richard Russo

Trajectory: Stories, Richard Russo

David Sedaris

Raymond Chandler

Ross Macdonald

Elmore Leonard

Mohawk, Richard Russo



Florida, Lauren Groff

Delicate Edible Birds, Lauren Groff

House of Broken Angels, Luis Alberto Urrea

The Great Believers,  Rebecca Makkai

Natural Causes: An Epidemic of Wellness, the Certainty of Dying, and Killing Ourselves to Live Longer, Barbara Ehrenreich

Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America, Barbara Ehrenreich

Mind of the Raven: Investigations and Adventures with Wolf-Birds, Bernd Heinrich

Squeezed: Why Our Families Can't Afford America, Alissa Quart


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